Alia Bhatt’s Hairstylist Priyanka Borkar Busts Some Common Myths About Oiling Hair


Although it is one of the oldest hair routines in practice, especially in India, hair oiling continues to raise questions. Does it cause acne? Is it bad for colored hair? Will this cause dandruff? To dispel any doubts and bust hair oil myths, we asked Priyanka Borkar, hairstylist to stars like Alia BhatPriyanka Chopra Jonas, Kareena Kapoor Khanand Sharvari Wagh, among others.

Here’s what she had to say about common myths around hair oil:

Myth: You can’t oil chemically treated hair

Many stylists don’t recommend oiling right after your hair has been chemically treated or straightened. The truth is, you shouldn’t just oil it for the first week. You can oil your scalp regularly after the first week of your treatment. I recommend using oil at room temperature on your scalp. Coconut based hair oil is one of the best options because it easily penetrates the hair shaft and does not allow moisture or moisture to seep into the hair. You can use the oil twice a week for a long-lasting smooth look.

Myth: It is necessary to keep the oil in your hair overnight

No that’s not true. In fact, there are chances that dust particles will accumulate in your hair if you keep oil on overnight, which can block hair follicles and even lead to scalp infections. You can keep the oil in your hair for just 30 minutes and that should do the trick.

Myth: Oil causes dandruff

Using coconut-based hair oil on dry, flaky scalp will help reduce flakes and moisturize your scalp as the oil helps kill the fungi and bacteria responsible for the imbalance that causes dandruff. But if your scalp is prone to flaking due to oily scalp, it is not recommended to use it.

Myth: Hair oil clogs pores

If one already has an oily scalp, adding more oil may not be the best idea. Leaving the oil in your hair for more than 30 minutes, or for a few days like we did when we were kids, can draw dust and pollutants into the hair that clogs your scalp. Using coconut-based hair oil helps to penetrate deep, leaving only a thin layer on the top of the scalp and the surface of the hair, which helps repair the hair from within.

The truth is, using a coconut-based hair oil on your scalp adds moisture and shine to your hair. promotes hair growth and strengthening. Massaging it into your scalp can keep it from cracking and brittle even after using heat tools. It will also ensure the longevity of the straightened look by protecting it from the effects of a humid environment.

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